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VBS.Sludge

Discovered:
February 5, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:03 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Sludge.worm [McAfee], VBS_SLUDGE.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Sludge is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that attempts to spread through the KaZaA, KaZaA Lite, Bearshare, eDonkey2000, and Morpheus file-sharing networks. The worm displays a message, as shown below, if the current system day is March 3.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 6, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 6, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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